Advanced Echocardiography with Mayo Clinic Faculty

Start date: 12th June 2023
End date: 13th June 2023
All-day event

A joint course with the British Society of Echocardiography and the Scottish Cardiac Society

12-13th June 2023, Norton House, Edinburgh

10 BSE reaccreditation points

This is the 15th Advanced Echo course so, along with our regular Mayo Clinic faculty, we have invited some friends from the BSE and SCS to celebrate the role of clinical echocardiography. 

For course details and to book a place:

Scottish Obstetric Cardiology Network (SOCN) 2023 Symposium

Date: 16th June 2023
All-day event
Location: Edinburgh & Online

Friday 16th June 2023, 10:00am until 4:00pm
COSLA Building, Haymarket, Edinburgh

(Remote attendance is available, however, SOCN would encourage attendance in person where possible

Topics will include:
Preconception optimisation, pregnancy management in CVD, research in cardiac obstetrics, case based MDT discussions

Please Register at:
SOCN News & Events

Association of Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions Congress

Start date: 23rd June 2023
End date: 24th June 2023
All-day event
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

On behalf of the Centre for Cardiovascular Health at Edinburgh Napier University, I am reaching out to you to share information about the Association of Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions Congress, an international cardiac meeting being held in Edinburgh on June 23-24th 2023 ACNAP Congress ( This is the first time this prestigious international meeting has been held in the UK, so we feel very privileged to be bringing the meeting to Scotland.

As a benefit to NHS Scotland staff, there is a reduced fee of only €410 for attendance at the congress. Alternatively, a one day rate of €250 is available for those who cannot attend the full conference

We are also offering as an added bonus a FREE one-day CPD workshop on Women’s Cardiac Health at Edinburgh Napier on Friday 27th October. This day will cover recognising abnormalities in a women’s ECG, menopause and cardiac health, and supporting recovery for spontaneous coronary artery dissection.

The ACNAP congress is a fantastic opportunity to highlight the strength of our cardiac community in Scotland. Highlights include:

  • Network with key leaders in cardiovascular care
  • Mentoring sessions
  • Patient-centred care
  • Understanding climate change and its effect on health
  • Use of data to improve heart health
  • Diversity and inclusion in cardiac care
  • Launch of the new core curriculum for nurses and allied professionals
  • The effects of pet ownership on physical and mental health

The welcome event will be held at our world-famous Edinburgh Castle and will be attended by the European Society of Cardiology and our very own Chief Nursing Officer, Prof Alex McMahon.

ACNAP congress Edinburgh 23-24 June 2023

Scottish Society of Physicians Annual Meeting

Start date: 28th September 2023
End date: 29th September 2023
All-day event
Location: Apex Hotel & spa, Dundee

Scottish Society of Physicians Annual Meeting
Thursday 28 & Friday 29 September 2023
Apex Hotel & Spa, Dundee

Save the date for the next Scottish Society of Physicians Annual Meeting, this year taking place at the Apex Hotel & Spa in Dundee. This year’s event is organised by Dr Graham Leese, President of the Scottish Society of Physicians. Registrations for this event will be opening soon along with the finalised programme. We would really appreciate if the content below could be added to your website and/or circulated to your members.

This year’s event will be in person only. 

Call for Abstracts by 30 June

Abstracts are invited for this meeting for poster or podium presentation. SSP welcomes work on any clinical, scientific or service topic from the breadth of general medicine and its subspecialties, as well as on topics such as patient safety, quality improvement and clinical audit. Abstracts will be scored and the top 4 will be selected for oral presentation.

As of 2023, we are also accepting submissions for ‘Cases that have changed my practice’ – the dedicated submission form is below.

The deadline for submissions is Friday 30 June 2023.

SSP will contact select and notify presenters of selection in July. For submission please use the abstract template below and send it to

The best presenter will be awarded the prestigious Fitzgerald Peel Prize. There are also prizes available for the best poster and best student poster. Presenters of abstracts selected for oral presentation will be eligible for a travel grant to support presentation of the work at national or international meetings: more information.

The highest scoring poster abstracts will be invited to be involved in our Poster ‘Storm Session’ on the Thursday morning.

SSP Abstract Submission Form (Linked)

SSP Case Report Abstract Submission Form (Linked)

More information can be found at:

SCS Autumn Meeting 2023

Start date: 27th October 2023
End date: 28th October 2023
All-day event
Location: Dunblane, Scotland

Save the date for the next SCS Autumn conference, this year taking place at the Dunblane Hydro Hotel. This will be an in person meeting only.

More information about the full programme and how to book will be released soon.

Call for Abstracts:

The Scottish Cardiac Society invite abstract submissions related to academic clinical and scientific research as well as the results of projects in service development and quality improvement.  Submissions are welcome from clinical and research physicians, nurses, cardiac physiologists, other allied healthcare professionals and medical students.

Emily Taylor Travel Fund – Autumn Meeting prizes

Several travel grants will be awarded to assist with attendance at a future meeting relevant to cardiology or cardiac surgery.

  • Best abstract oral presentation by a non-consultant physician (£250)
  • Best abstract poster presentation by a non-consultant physician (£250)
  • Best abstract oral presentation by a Nurse, Cardiac physiologist, or AHP (£250)
  • Best abstract poster presentation by a Nurse, Cardiac physiologist, or AHP (£250)

Awards are subject to the applicant being a member of the SCS and submitting a report to be presented at an SCS meeting and/or publication on SCS website.

Medical Student Prize

There will be two prizes (worth £200 each) awarded for the best medical student abstract presentation (oral and poster).  These will be awarded to assist with attendance at a future meeting relevant to cardiology or cardiac surgery, a student elective, or for another educational purpose.

For all categories of prize there should be more than one submission for the prize to be awarded.  In the event of a single submission for any given category it will be for the independent judging panel to decide whether that presentation is of sufficient quality to justify the award being granted.

Emily Taylor Travel Fund – meeting attendance

There are discretionary funds available to assist with travel to and from Spring and Autumn SCS Meetings.  Application should be made in writing to:

Abstract Submission

The abstract submission form is below.  Only submissions in this format will be considered. 

The deadline for submission has now been extended until Noon, Friday 16 June 2023 and must be emailed to

Accepted abstracts will receive one free registration place for the event.

Accommodation: Attendees to the SCS event are given discounted rate for Friday 27 October at the Dunblane Hydro Hotel until 8 August 2023. 

To book your discounted accommodation please visit the dedication accommodation page.